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Tempest

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ISBN-10: 0140714855

ISBN-13: 9780140714852

Edition: 1999 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Peter Holland, A. R. Braunmuller, Stephen Orgel, William Shakespeare

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Though written near the end of his career, The Tempest stands first in Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. Recently redefined by modern criticism as a romance, the play has been read as an escapist fantasy, a political allegory, and a celebratory fiction. Most often, however, The Tempest isinterpreted as a summary of Shakespeare's view of his own art of playwriting. In this edition, Stephen Orgel reassesses the evidence for each of these critical speculations, and finds the play to be both more open and more historically determined than traditional views have allowed. The text hasbeen newly edited, and includes a stage history of its production, from the radical revisions of Davenant,…    
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Book details

List price: $8.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

List of illustrations
Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
Editor's note
List of abbreviations
List of productions
Introduction
List of characters
The Tempest and commentary
Selected textual variations
List of principal players
Bibliography
Index